Greenland cancels flights from capital after logging new COVID-19 cases

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A person looks on outside a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test center in the center of Nuuk, Greenland March 31, 2021. Emil Helms/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS /File Photo

COPENHAGEN, June 15 (Reuters) - Greenland has cancelled all flights and ship departures from its capital Nuuk after registering six cases of COVID-19, Greenlandic Sermitsiaq newspaper reported on Tuesday.

"We have a spread of infection in Nuuk and one infected in Ilulissat," the Greenland's chief medical officer Henrik Hansen told a press briefing according to Sermitsiaq.

Reporting by Nikolaj Skydsgaard and Stine Jacobsen; Editing by Catherine Evans

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